Puu O Hulu

EASY 117 reviews

Puu O Hulu is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waianae, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
754 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

views

rocky

scramble

This is one of the shortest hikes on Oahu. For many the drive out to this location will take longer than the hike up to the top of Puu O Hulu. Be prepared for a hot and dry climb to a set of bunkers with some of the best views of Nanakuli and Waianae. Puu O Hulu is a small ridge that is situated on the ocean side between Nanakuli and Ma'ili. It is clearly distinguishable from its double back that makes it look like a camel's hump with a water tank lodged in the middle. This split between the ocean side (kai) versus the inland side (uka) makes for an interesting hike albeit an very open exposed ridge hike. It can get narrow in certain spots with drop offs to the left and right; though nothing dangerous. There are a number of bunkers at the top with the most spectacular pillbox painted a hot pink(!) Take your time to enjoy the 360 degree views. On a clear day you can see all the way to Kaena Point in the west, Mount Kaala in the North and Kapolei/Campbell Industrial Park in the south.

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13 days ago

Amazing views, VERY hot. Easy hike but be prepared for still hot air.

13 days ago

No way this is kid friendly, not for the faint at heart

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30 days ago

This is the Lanikai Pillboxes equivalent of the West side of the island, but with less people and more elevation gain.

It isn't overly difficult to get to the "summit," the ridge where the three pillboxes are located and the views of the Waianae Range during the ascent are fantastic. I really love the view at the ridge since you are so close, yet so high above the highway below you.

For more information on this hike, check out my blog post!
https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/04/16/Puu-OHulu

great views, not too difficult

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1 month ago

Husband thought it was easy, I thought it was hard. I'm also not in good shape at all so for some it's definitely easier. It's short which was good but pretty steep. I would do it again though and the views were worth the struggle.

1 month ago

Great views and not too challenging

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1 month ago

Amazing views, cool bunkers too!

hiking
1 month ago

Would say moderate and not easy , a beautiful hike but very rocky in some spots and alot of grass to go through in some areas but very scenic view and the view from top makes it all worthwhile was nice and breezy once you get to the top of the hike , saw a diversity of hikers from first timers like myself , to family's with small children and experienced hikers as well , pace yourself , bring plenty of fluids to drink and enjoy